We are given instruction to lift our heads – to lift our eyes. We look to the hills, that is where our help comes from. We lift up our eyes to see the heavens. When we pick up our head, we can see all the beauty around. When our eyes are lifted, they can seek God. We are looking at God’s good creation. We see his handiwork. We understand that God is still doing the work of making things good, despite our destructive ways. When we plant, we are working with God, participating in the act of creation. We see God in a completely different way, head lifted, eyes looking to him. God is at work and we have the joy of being able to experience this.
Often, our heads are down when we are worried or anxious. Our heads are down in shame or fear. We lift our heads when we want to truly see. I think of what Bob Goff teaches when he is helping people understand how to love. He says something like – keep your head on a swivel. Always be aware of what is around, look for where God is at work and get involved in that.
Today, pick your head up, there is beauty to behold. Lift your eyes, God is at work. See what amazing things God has for us. Our help really does come from the Lord – the maker of the heavens and the earth.
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
To you I lift up my eyes,
O you who are enthroned in the heavens!
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